SPUR Supports Parking, Awning, Signs, Exposure, Open Space and Limited Conforming Uses Legislation

Letter endorsing legislation that would encourage the addition of beneficial uses while discouraging the creation of excess parking

Policy Letter February 9, 2012

SPUR is in agreement with the aims of this legislation including 1. reducing off-street parking requirements in dense, mixed-use neighborhoods located near transit, 2. encouraging the preservation and reuse of existing buildings, 3. allowing flexibility in accessory uses to encourage small business retention, 4. encouraging the creation of housing by decontrolling density within the C-3 District and 5. supporting the construction of affordable housing, inclusionary housing and bicycle parking by exempting these uses from the FAR calculation.

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